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light with more light coming until Sat nite.  Nice kite ride if it fills in from south as it's currently predicted.

And yes, to early for any serious weather predictions.  Easier to predict who will end up in the Mac Island pokey for over imbibing.

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What ever happened to the big ORMA 60 TRI ARETE? She is not registered??????

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Arete's website went dark after summer of 2016.  Don't know where she is.

 

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16 hours ago, More Cowbell2 said:

Arete's website went dark after summer of 2016.  Don't know where she is.

 

Headed to the East Coast in preparation for the next Newport Bermuda, as well as chasing other East Coast records and races, along with Caribbean circuit.

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From the Mid Huron Buoy forecast.  Looks slow until Monday PM. 

 

SATURDAY...Light and variable winds. Waves 2 feet or less.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Light and variable winds. Waves 2 feet or less.
.SUNDAY...Light and variable winds becoming northeast 5 to
10 knots late in the afternoon...then veering to the southeast
late in the evening. Waves 2 feet or less.
.MONDAY...South winds 5 to 10 knots veering to the northwest in
the late evening and early morning. A chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
.TUESDAY...North winds 10 to 15 knots backing to the northwest in
the late morning and early afternoon...then increasing to 15 to
20 knots until early morning. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 2 to
4 feet until early morning.

 

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Looks like a different kind of front will be moving in to the course Monday around 2pm
 
 
071318 - 1420 hours

 

 

 

SPECIAL NOTICE TO ALL COMPETITORS IN THE 2018 BELL’S BEER BAYVIEW MACKINAC RACE

 

 

 

EXTREMELY IMPORTANT WARNING

 

 

 

We have been notified by the United States Air Force that a special training will be taking place on Monday, July 16th after 1400 hrs. in the special military training box noted on Lake Huron chart #14860 that lies 13 miles east of Thunder Bay (please see chart inset). This exercise will involve dropping inert bombs from very high altitude B 52 aircraft. Any BBBMR racing boat that is in that box after 1400 hrs. on Monday will be escorted out of the box by the USCG cutter Bristol Bay. Failure to obey the USCG, US Air Force, or any other military or law enforcement representatives may result in those persons and vessel being taken into custody and/or fined. This warning supersedes the Racing Rules of Sailing and any other BBBMR race documents. 

 

 

 

We ask that all boats who have not finished by 1200 hrs. on Monday, July 16th to monitor VHF channel 16 for any necessary instructions.

 

 

 

Thank you for your strict adherence to this notice.

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On 7/12/2018 at 5:11 AM, Geff said:

Headed to the East Coast in preparation for the next Newport Bermuda, as well as chasing other East Coast records and races, along with Caribbean circuit.

She was in St Joseph MI 4 days ago.  In the water.

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16 hours ago, kbainter said:

She was in St Joseph MI 4 days ago.  In the water.

Thanks!  I thought she had already taken off earlier in the season.

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5 minutes ago, Glenn McCarthy said:

Couple hour cat in the hat flag for later starting sections, no wind.

 

Yuck.  There probably is a .2 kt current at the start and if you  can't clear the starting line, no other options.  BYC and CYC have always had world-class RCs in place. 

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7:35 am Sunday ---- Who is going to be the first boat to call it. Last year at this time the big guys were blasting over the top of the lake.

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Il Mostro at 7:35AM with 187.9 NM to go and doing 1.9 knots.  Light, variable winds still predicted.  Anybody going to finish on Sunday?

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9 minutes ago, Morgan Crewed said:

Il Mostro at 7:35AM with 187.9 NM to go and doing 1.9 knots.  Light, variable winds still predicted.  Anybody going to finish on Sunday?

Monday?

 

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Another day of this and there might be cannibalism on some of the big boats.  The A and B classes plan on a 25-40 hour race. Not this year. How much protein is there in those giant black flies?

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2 minutes ago, MikeR80 said:

remind me what year it was that clean got thrown in the pokey up at mackinac?

The year they passed the hat for his legal fund?  Two used condoms and six cigarette butts.  

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40 minutes ago, MikeR80 said:

remind me what year it was that clean got thrown in the pokey up at mackinac?

Which time?

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5 hours ago, FINS said:

7:35 am Sunday ---- Who is going to be the first boat to call it. Last year at this time the big guys were blasting over the top of the lake.

Looks like there are a few dropping out judging by their bearings. 

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1 minute ago, More Cowbell2 said:

Looks like there are a few dropping out judging by their bearings. 

Which is silly.  1990 we rounded Cove at 6am Monday and were docked by 6pm.  Total BS.

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1 hour ago, Cal20sailor said:

Didn't you finish before now one year?

 

Ha!  Almost!  Certainly seemed that way.

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17 minutes ago, Geff said:

Ha!  Almost!  Certainly seemed that way.

Coleridge said it best, 'like a painted ship on a painted ocean.'

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I WOULD SAY Il Mostro HAS JUST FIRED UP THE ENGINE AND IS GOING HOME

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Yeah, Lois that way.  Doing 8.5 knots at 305 degrees and 30 NM south of the Cove buoy.  In the last 12 hours they only made 38NM of headway.

Windy.com shows 10 knots of wind out of the SSE,  while on the east side of the lake has light (3-5) winds and variable.

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14 minutes ago, Morgan Crewed said:

Yeah, Lois that way.  Doing 8.5 knots at 305 degrees and 30 NM south of the Cove buoy.  In the last 12 hours they only made 38NM of headway.

Windy.com shows 10 knots of wind out of the SSE,  while on the east side of the lake has light (3-5) winds and variable.

Absolute BS, you take a flyer and lose...you finish and shake the hand of the winner.  

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Maybe that's how some of the big boys play.

Pick up their marbles and leave.

At least they did not flip the game board.

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also looks like YB reports Major Detail (Class G) as retired, but they are still tracking to the buoy.  May have mixed them up with Steelin' Gold?

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I thought they cancelled the B52 bombing run. 

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According to WJR radio in Detroit the bombing practice is cancelled per a race official interview earlier this morning..

 

 

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picture of Windquest finishing looked like glass.  ghosting along at  1 kts

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Congrats to Cheryl and the crew of Dean's List on you first!

Also a shout out to Eddie and the Falcon crew for coming back from behind to get a 2nd

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Thoughts

1) Fuck I hope the Chicago Mac has some breeze.

2) I am sooooo glad I went to Poland instead of sailing the Hoodlum!

 

 

 

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4 hours ago, More Cowbell2 said:

Congrats to Cheryl and the crew of Dean's List on you first!

Also a shout out to Eddie and the Falcon crew for coming back from behind to get a 2nd

Rowdy, Thomas 35, Val Salp / Val Saph, PHYC , first over the line in the 2018 BYC Mac level 35 class G. Enough said.

Level 35 Class Rules.

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3 hours ago, DRIFTW00D said:

Rowdy, Thomas 35, Val Salp / Val Saph, PHYC , first over the line in the 2018 BYC Mac level 35 class G. Enough said.

Level 35 Class Rules.

My bad.

I was using the result on yellowbrick.

Congrats to Val and the crew of Rowdy.

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